The Out-of-Door Academy seeks a Development Coordinator to join a thriving school during an important period of programmatic growth and development. The successful candidate will help foster a strong culture of philanthropy in the school community, bring to bear a data driven, donor centered approach to philanthropy, seek to find opportunities for long term engagement of donors and prospects, and convey the School’s mission and philanthropic priorities to select constituents.
Responsibilities Reporting to the Associate Head of School for Development, the Development Coordinator will be responsible for the following:
Work with the Director of Development and the Associate Head of School for Development on donor stewardship, including donor recognition activities and events, donor prospect research and donor cultivation.
Responsible for working with the Director of Development and the Associate Head of School for Development to plan and successfully execute the annual giving program including special events and Annual Fund fundraising.
Responsible for researching and identifying foundations and organizations from which the school could obtain grants; responsible for writing and submitting grant proposals.
Use cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies and techniques to position the school as a community asset in the area of corporate sponsorship/partnership.
Coordinate with and provide backup to the school’s Database Administrator for gift entry and acknowledgement, constituent record management, pledge reminders, reporting, data analysis and management tracking.
Qualifications Experience, Skills & Knowledge
A Bachelor’s degree is required.
A minimum of three (3) years in Advancement or Development required, preferably in an independent school setting.
Experience with donor-based software preferred.
Keen attention to detail and the ability to maintain discretion with respect to confidential information is essential.
Available for evening and weekend work; requires a flexible schedule and attitude in order to meet competing priorities and deadlines.
Strong interpersonal skills that allow one to work effectively with students, parents, faculty and administration.
Self-directed individual who is solution oriented, flexible and works well with teams and individuals while possessing a positive attitude.
Must possess strong writing, verbal and organizational skills.
Proficient with technology including Word, Excel and the Google drive platform.
An honest person who will live the school’s values and who effectively blends candor, care, and empathy in dealing with others, and whose style is rooted in honesty, transparency and collaboration.
A thoughtful individual who embraces managed risk-taking and experimenting with new ideas, and is excited by the opportunity to help a well established and thriving independent school reach new levels of success.
A flexible, open-minded individual who is comfortable with ambiguity, sees the “grays” rather than simply the “black and white” of various issues, and possesses the courage to follow through on his or her beliefs and convictions.
An approachable, collaborative professional, who values teamwork, builds meaningful relationships, listens well, and respects differences of opinion.
A thinker who possesses excellent communication skills and a high level of emotional intelligence.
A hard-working professional who thrives in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations.
Additional Salary Information: Compensation and Benefits:
This is a 12-month full-time exempt position. Compensation is highly competitive and commensurate with experience and includes a comprehensive benefits package. Once an offer is made and accepted, the position will require the completion of a successful background screening. At Out-of-Door, we value a diverse workforce. Applicants of any race, creed, physical ability, color, religion, sex, age, gender, sexual orientation or national origin are encouraged to apply.
Internal Number: 238-SRQ
About The Out-of-Door Academy
Located on two campuses totaling 90 acres in beautiful, Sarasota, Florida, The Out-of-Door Academy (ODA) is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school serving 750 students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. At Out-of-Door, students are happy, engaged, and excited about their academic and personal growth. A talented and dedicated faculty challenges students to reach their maximum potential while providing a high level of support. The school’s rigorous and innovative academic program ensures that learning is both meaningful and lasting. Offerings in the arts and athletics enrich the ODA experience and provide opportunities for students to discover and develop their unique interests and talents. Graduates leave Out-of-Door not only academically prepared but also with the strength of character and passion for learning that provide a strong foundation for their future success in college and in life.
Out-of-Door was founded on Siesta Key in 1924 to serve students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. In 1996, a second campus in the Lakewood Ranch area of Sarasota was acquired to accommodate the addition of an upper school. Over the past ten years, the s...chool has experienced steady and impressive enrollment growth from 550 to 750 students. The campuses have also evolved and developed in response to this growth. Today, the five-acre Siesta Key campus is home to the Lower School (PK-5), and the 85-acre Uihlein Campus in Lakewood Ranch houses both the Middle and Upper Schools. Facilities include interactive technology in every classroom, a fine and performing arts center with a black box theater, a full-size gymnasium with a wellness center, a lighted stadium, tennis courts and both competition and practice fields. The campus’s newest building, the Dick Vitale Family Student Center and Dart Foundation STEM Center, provides a collegiate atmosphere with flexible indoor and outdoor spaces where students can work, collaborate, and socialize. On the second floor of the building are state-of-the-art science laboratories, math classrooms, and a STEM project lab that provide students with a variety of research and project-based learning opportunities that integrate the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Construction of a new Field House to support a rapidly growing athletic program will commence in the spring of 2018.